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Re: MathML-in-HTML5

From: <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 05:47:46 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <3286.217.124.88.180.1160657266.squirrel@webmail.canonicalscience.com>
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White Lynx said:

>> they could draw many of OMML since the markup is really CSS
>> friendly: sub and sup into msubsup, num and den into frac etcetera.
>
> Well, basically it is as CSS friendly as MathML. Some constructions are
> more CSS friendly in OMML (fractions, overscripts, maybe prescripts,
> radicals) some are less (nary, properties specified in the way that
> can not be accessed using CSS selectors). Certain subset will work in
> XML+CSS, but the same functionality can be gained through appropriate
> MathML profile. So in this respect differences between the two are not
> tangible.

Sure that OMML was not designed to be rendered via CSS, but sure also that
the format is more DOM and CSS friendly than MathML in many aspects:
prescripts before base, explicit tagging (instead MathML by position
calls),  prefix formats instead inline mstyles, etc.

> In addition I fear that if Microsoft will push OMML as a math
> markup for web then we will rather get bunch of WordML "pages" instead
> of XHTML+OMML. So it is not necessary good for web as such.

Outlook 2007 also got OMML math facilities. Therefore, you can also
interchange mathematical equations via email with colleagues.


Juan R.

Center for CANONICAL |SCIENCE)
Received on Thursday, 12 October 2006 12:48:05 GMT

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